Keturah and Lord Death

Keturah and Lord Death

by Martine Leavitt

Paperback

$9.95
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Monday, November 26

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590789490
Publisher: Highlights
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 474,565
Product dimensions: 5.53(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.57(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Martine Leavitt's young-adult novels have won many awards and honors in the United States and Canada. Most notable are two Canadian honors: Tom Finder won a Mr. Christie's Book Award, and Heck Superhero was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award. Martine Leavitt earned an MFA in writing for children from Vermont College. She lives in High River, Alberta, Canada.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Keturah and Lord Death 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my most loved books because how Original! How lovely it was, I definitely recommend this to any romance lover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good and entertaining read. However, there are other supernatural romance books out there. But if you have nothing better to read than go for it! Check out the recommendations to read some more exciting better written books. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really quite good! I had a hard time putting it down! However, it does end quite abruptly in my opinion, I just with that they would have further expanded on what happens with Keturah.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
-A tale that expresses the true meaning of love. -The ending is very satisfying and it left me with happy buzzy feelings even after its end. -A book you cant put down because the story flows so nicely and you have to know what happens next. -Lastsly, an untold, original and yet fairy tale like story that gives realization that this book is a unique hidden gem. Hope this helps! Happy reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story! Yes, parts are slow, there are bits that are somewhat transparent literary devices, but hey, it's a debut novel. It's all forgiven for the amazing story, the depth and heart and heart ache wrapped up between the covers. Five stars, without question.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keturah and Lord Death... how did I just now come by your existence? Excellent story, it was so fast to read but I loved the characters and Keturahs descriptions of Lord Death. There was indeed a story in this MFA exercise...and I'm so glad the author shared it! I only wished for a more fleshed out ending;it ended so fast. Look forward to more.
Readinista More than 1 year ago
¿That¿s a strange title,¿ were my first thoughts when I came across Keturah and Lord Death. Despite the title, I felt myself being drawn to read this unique book by some unseen force. The beautiful cover was different and the description was unlike any other book I¿ve ever read. So of course, I had to read it. Keturah is the town¿s story teller. One day, she follows the prized hart into the woods hoping to collect more details for her stories. The hart eludes her as she follows him deeper and deeper into the forest, until she eventually realizes she is lost. After being lost in the forest for three days, Lord Death comes to her in the form of a man. He asked her to be his bride and Keturah refuses. To escape death temporarily, Keturah tells Lord Death a story but does not tell him the ending. She promises to tell him the ending if he gives her another day to live. In this day, she must find her true love in order to be free. Keturah and Lord Death is a stunningly rich tale with the feel of a classic fairy tale. Set in a small town in Europe during the Middle Ages, the characters speak with an Old English tone yet the writing is still very modern. In addition, it is a well written and crafted story. Keturah is the soul of this book and she is truly an inspiring character. She is humble, honest, sincere, courageous, unselfish, romantic, independent and I could go on. While delaying death, Keturah¿s journey transforms from a journey to find her true love into one where she helps her friends find their true love and saves her village from the plague. In a satisfyingly sweet end, she realizes who her true love is and has been all along. I recommend Keturah and Lord Death to anyone who loves a classic tale while in the mood for something different.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a haunting, beautiful tale, and what an awesome (literally, awe-inspiring) concept of Death! Leavitt writes masterfully and fills her main character, Keturah, with wisdom and strength. This book is truly incredible.
Ophelia777 More than 1 year ago
I checked this book out on a whim, and I have to say that I was rather doubtful when I started. But what I thought was going to be a slightly bland, stormy-day kind of book ended up being a wonderful romance and a delightful twist on fairy tales. Martine Leavitt is a brilliant writer, and you find yourself being drawn in and your heart pounding with Keturah's. I fell in love with Lord Death with her. I Loved this book, and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fairytales and paranormal romance.
LiederMadchen More than 1 year ago
This book is beautiful and strange and sad. It reads like a fairytale with a young girl lost in the woods, meeting a handsome, dangerous stranger. She convinces him to let her go for a day so she can find her true love, but what if her true love is nowhere to be found? Keturah is sweet and somewhat naive and occasionally downright foolish. She struggles for true love, not understanding that it is not something that can be won but has to be given. Through the story, she grows in wisdom and eventually learns things she thought she already knew and realizing things about the people around her that she never noticed before. Even as Keturah both prepares for and fights her death, she endeavors to protect those close to her. While looking for her own true love, she finds other's and helps them find each other. I love her selflessness. As for the menfolk in the story, Lord Death is entirely attractive in a mildly creepy sort of way and the lord's son John is kind, caring and likable. While Lord Death offers, well, death, John offers a life as lady of the manor. Ben, the village boy who thinks he must marry the Best Cook, is simply not too bright, but friendly enough. Since Keturah is the bravest, loveliest, best cook around, all of them vying for her affections. This story was beautifully written, dramatic and lyrical. I could see the dark forests and medieval villages as well as the multitude of diverse secondary characters who lived there. Though not a funny book, there were instances of dry wit and humor that made me smile. There were some parts of the story that were a little weird to me. Would choosing to go with Lord Death be a form of suicide even if you didn't technically kill yourself? That is only one of the strange philosophical questions that came to mind while reading this book. Keturah and Lord Death was an interesting read and I really enjoyed it, but I don't think it would be for everyone. It is frankly rather strange.
Liz0807Sanders More than 1 year ago
Omg, best book have ever read... I am a freshman in high school and I love lovelove this book,,!!!!!!!!
Julie-YAAuthor More than 1 year ago
This book is short and easy to read--but it flows like poetry. Martine Leavitt's words are filled with grace and beauty and speak directly to the heart. The story is compelling, as Keturah tries to outwit Lord Death while quietly falling in love with him. The choices she makes and her acts of selflessness are a lesson to us all. A wonderful step up from popular commercial fiction--everyone should read this book.
Meg88 More than 1 year ago
A few people say that this book was predictuable and boring while others say the writing itself is what captivated them. Personally I liked the sad, wistful notes. With her prolonging her own death it did remind me of Arabian Nights, although its been years since I read it, am almost posative the woman had to keep telling stories to keep her life. Anyway, I do recomend this book! I really liked Keturah and was instantly drawn to Lord Death.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A girl cheating death until the end. The story had an old fairy tale feel to it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Genuinely one of the most amazing books I've ever read. The main character is AMAZING, so well-written, and the love between her and her two suitors is so, so real (which is so rare these days in literature it seems), and the friendships are sweet and POWERFUL, and the world is so fairy tale-like - written in the real world where magic isn't so uncommon. I love how everything connected. So so well done. A book I will treasure for many years :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago